NFL Network’s “The Top 100: Players of 2011” has provided a source of consternation for many in NFL Nation, as well as some players. It turns out not everyone agrees with where players voted their peers.
Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley, who says he did not vote, told fans during a live chat he thinks he should have been rated better than his No. 82 ranking and that the AFC champions were underrepresented on the list.
“You know, honestly, I think the players that they asked didn’t like the Steelers at all,” Woodley said. “We only have, like, four or five guys on ‘The Top 100′ list. I feel like I should have been higher. Sometimes when you sit back and watch the players ranked better than me, they’re showing highlights from a year or two ago. Did they base it on 2011 or on past resumes? That’s my biggest question.”
Woodley also questioned the ranking of his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, who at No. 41 overall made the top half of the list but is seventh among 12 quarterbacks. The two-time Super Bowl winner is behind six quarterbacks, presumed to be Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers and Michael Vick.
“I think you’ve got quarterbacks who didn’t even make it that far in the playoffs who are rated higher … obviously, I disagree,” he said.
Woodley went on to add that teammates Mike Wallace, Lawrence Timmons and James Farrior should have made the list.
Steelers Nation, this is your cue … fire off your thoughts in the comments below.